Researchers Made Transparent Solar Cells That Could Cover Windows, Smartphone To Produce Solar Energy

Researchers Made Transparent Solar Cells That Could Cover Windows, Smartphone To Produce Solar Energy

To have solar energy, you are required to have solar cell. Until now, the solar cells that we have seen are nontransparent. But now, researchers in Michigan State University in the US, have developed transparent solar cells that can be used to cover windows, buildings or smartphone screens to produce solar energy.

By On August 23, 2014 Respond
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Student Develops Inexpensive Solar-powered Lens That Purifies Polluted Water

Student Develops Inexpensive Solar-powered Lens That Purifies Polluted Water

Seems like solar-powered devices have inspired students to do some innovative things. Lately, a university student in the US has developed an inexpensive solar-powered lens that can purify polluted water.

By On August 22, 2014 Respond
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World’s Largest Solar Farm In California Is Reportedly Hurting The Birds

World’s Largest Solar Farm In California Is Reportedly Hurting The Birds

Only days ago, the world’s largest solar farm became functional in the Mojave Desert in California. The plant has attracted a lot of praise as well as criticism from environmentalists who have cited that heat from the plant is killing and burning the birds in the area.

By On February 19, 2014 Respond
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Work Begins On A 3280-Foot Inflatable Solar Chimney

Work Begins On A 3280-Foot Inflatable Solar Chimney

The notion of solar chimneys has been around for quite some time now. But until now, such projects involved concrete chimneys, costing a huge sum. Per Lindstrand, a notable aeronautical engineer, has now proposed the design of a 3280-foot inflatable solar chimney which could deliver power to remote areas.

By On November 25, 2013 Respond
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Jordan Approves Star Trek Inspired Theme Park

Jordan Approves Star Trek Inspired Theme Park

The Star Trek franchise has fans all over the globe. However, it is rather interesting to note that the franchise has also won hearts of many a state functionaries. For instance, King Abdullah of Jordan has turned out to be a huge Star Trek fan and has approved a Star Trek inspired theme park in Jordan.

By On June 10, 2013 Respond
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Walgreens Plans To Build World’s First Super-Green, Self-Powered Retail Store

Walgreens Plans To Build World’s First Super-Green, Self-Powered Retail Store

We hear about green energy solutions in the tech industry quite often. Many companies are trying to move to more environment-friendly power sources while others are trying to trim down their energy consumption. Walgreens, aretail giant, has now revealed plans of building the world’s first ever super-green, self-powered, net zero energy retail store.

By On March 18, 2013 Respond
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Apple Almost Finished Working On Its Gigantic Solar Farm

Apple Almost Finished Working On Its Gigantic Solar Farm

Apple got the permission from the North Carolina Utilities Commission to build a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic electric generating farm at 6028 Startown Road, Maiden, North Carolina. The company’s target is to complete the solar farm before November 2012 and run it by December 21, 2012. According to the video clips of the ongoing solar farm captured by WCNC-TV, it seems that the work is nearly complete.

By On September 16, 2012 Respond
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Eliodomestico – A Solar Oven That Transforms Salty Water Into Drinkable Water

Eliodomestico – A Solar Oven That Transforms Salty Water Into Drinkable Water

Two of the largest problems in the world are food supply and fresh clean water. Three-forth of the world is filled with water. Most of these water are dirty, salty and therefore undrinkable. In fact, of all the water on earth, only very few percentage of water is available for us to use and drink. On the other hand, finding drinking water in this polluting world in a very easy way is a nightmare. But an Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti doesn’t believe that. He has made a solar oven called Eliodomestico that can transform salty water into drinkable water. 5 liters of salty water can be transformed into drinkable water daily.

By On August 29, 2012 3 Responses
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Report Says, Existing Solar Technologies Can Power The Entire US

Report Says, Existing Solar Technologies Can Power The Entire US

To keep the pressure off traditional electricity sources, USA is increasingly gravitating toward solar energy. Alliance for Sustainable Energy operated National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted a study on the potential of existing solar technologies in US, recently. The report found, solar technologies held more potential than any other clean energy sources.

By On August 2, 2012 1 Response
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Worst Solar Storm In History Set To Hit The Earth Today

Worst Solar Storm In History Set To Hit The Earth Today

A big sunspot called AR1520 has unchained an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12 at 16:53 UT. The X-class solar flare is supposed to be geoeffective and concerned the space weather experts. The blast has thrown a wave of solar plasma also known as Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) directly toward our planet and it will spur a geomagnetic storm over the Earth. According to forecasts, the solar storm is supposed to hit the Earth today. Experts are expecting minor to moderate impacts on satellites and communications due to the solar flare.

By On July 14, 2012 Respond
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The Biggest Planet Jupiter Also Has Rings!

The Biggest Planet Jupiter Also Has Rings!

In 1979, passing Voyager 1 spacecraft first discovered that the biggest planet of our solar system Jupiter has rings. But their origin was a mystery. Data from the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003 later confirmed that these rings were created by meteoroid impacts on small nearby moons.

By On June 24, 2012 Respond
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Innovative Umbrella Charge Mobile Phones And Amplify Signals

Innovative Umbrella Charge Mobile Phones And Amplify Signals

Have you ever heard something like this – an umbrella charging phones? If not, then you are going to read about one and hopefully see a real one pretty soon. British telecom giant Vodafone has unveiled an umbrella named ‘Booster Brolly’ that can charge your smartphone in three hours using solar light.

By On June 19, 2012 Respond
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Solar Business Increasing In US Rapidly

Solar Business Increasing In US Rapidly

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the solar business is booming in the US. Market analyst GTM Research and Solar Energy Industries Association has seen that taking an 11% global share, the US has grown up from previous year’s 2.8 GW to 3.3 GW market in 2012. This trend could let USA to have 75 percent growth from 2011.

By On June 15, 2012 2 Responses
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Recharge Batteries Using Solar Lights : No Electricity Required!

Recharge Batteries Using Solar Lights : No Electricity Required!

An AA battery is a standard size of battery. Batteries of this size are the most commonly used type of in portable electronic devices. An AA battery is composed of a single electrochemical cell. The exact terminal voltage and capacity of an AA size battery depends on the cell chemistry. But the power of a battery is limited. Charles Reyer, a normal human being uses the same AA battery unlimited times. He just uses solar power to charge his batteries. Check out his technique.

By On April 6, 2012 1 Response
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Accordion Shaped Innovative 3D Designed Solar Tower Doubles The Solar Power

Accordion Shaped Innovative 3D Designed Solar Tower Doubles The Solar Power

Intensive researchers around the world have always focused on improving the performance of solar photovoltaic cells and bringing down their cost. According to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, because the cost of solar panels has dropped so much, it is the time designing 3D structures to take in more light and boost power output. Now, MIT researchers test show, building cubes or towers that extend the solar cells upward in 3 dimensional configurations can provide power output ranging from double to more than 20 times that of fixed flat panels with the same base area. In simple word, in a confined area, get double power through solar energy rather than using conventional method.

By On March 27, 2012 Respond
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